Geodetic Reference Base Station Metadata



Welcome to the Office of Geomatics metadata for the Gravity Reference Base Station File populated with information on gravity reference base stations located around the world.

This metadata was written using the Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata, June 8, 1994 version, and released by the Federal Geographic Data Committee.

1.0 Identification Information:
basic information about the data set.
2.0 Data Quality Information:
general assessment of the quality of the data set.
6.0 Distribution Information:
information about the distributor of and options for obtaining the data set
7.0 Metadata Reference Information:
information on the currentness of the metadata information, and the responsible party.

1.0 Identification Information:

1.1 Citation:
1.1.1 Originator: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
1.1.2 Publication Date: 1995
1.1.4 Title: Gravity Reference Base Station File
1.1.6 Geospatial Data Presentation Form: database
1.1.8 Publication Information:
1.1.8.1 Publication Place: Arnold, Missouri
1.1.8.2 Publisher: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
1.2 Description:
1.2.1 Abstract: This database contains data on over 9,500 gravity reference base stations worldwide. Data for each station includes station identifiers, gravity value, and location information. Hardcopy descriptions for reference base stations are available for use by surveyors in the field.
1.2.2 Purpose: This data is used to provide control for gravity surveys and instrument calibration.
1.3 Time Period of Content:
1.3.1 Single Date/Time: 1998
1.3.2 Currentness Reference: survey date
1.4 Status:
1.4.1 Progress: Complete
1.4.2 Maintenance and Update Frequency: Irregular
1.5 Spatial Domain:
1.5.1 Bounding Coordinates:
1.5.1.1 West Bounding Coordinate: -180.00 degrees
1.5.1.2 East Bounding Coordinate: 180.00 degrees
1.5.1.3 North Bounding Coordinate: 90.00 degrees
1.5.1.4 South Bounding Coordinate: -90.00 degrees
1.6 Keywords:
1.6.1 Theme:
1.6.1.1 Theme Keyword Thesaurus: DoD Glossary of Mapping, Charting, and Geodetic Terms
1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Reference Base Station, Gravity Base Station, Gravity Control Station
1.6.2 Place:
1.6.2.1 Place Keyword Thesaurus: none
1.6.2.2 Place Keyword: worldwide
1.7 Access Constraints: All requests for this data must be made to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, which is the sole authorized distributor.
1.8 Use Constraints: None. The Geospatial Sciences Division would like to receive any gravity survey data from new surveys or existing records.
1.9 Points of Contact:
1.9.2 Contact Organization Primary:
1.9.2.1 Contact Organization: NGA Geodetic Surveys Division
1.9.2.2 Contact Person: RBS Program Manager
1.9.3 Contact Position: Program Manager
1.9.4 Contact Address:
1.9.4.1 Address Type: mailing address
1.9.4.2 Address: 3838 Vogel Road L-41
1.9.4.3 City: Arnold
1.9.4.4 State or Province: Missouri
1.9.4.5 Postal Code: 63010-6238
1.9.4.6 Country: United States of America
1.9.5 Contact Voice Telephone: (314) 676-1235 or DSN 846-1235
1.9.7 Contact Facsimile Telephone: (314) 676-3172 or DSN 846-3172
1.9.8 Contact Electronic Mail: gandg@nga.mil
1.9.9 Hours of Service: 0900-1500 Mon to Fri (Central Time)

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2.0 Data Quality Information:

2.2 Logical Consistency Report: field surveys
2.3 Completeness Report: There may not be data developed for all geographic areas and/or all resolutions.
2.5 Lineage:
2.5.1 Source Information:
2.5.1.1 Source Citation:
2.5.1.1.1 Originator: DoD, USGS, DOT, NGS, NOAA, FAA, NAVOCEANO

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6.0 Distribution Information:

6.1 Distributor:
6.1.2 Contact Organization Primary:
6.1.2.1 Contact Organization: NGA Geodetic Surveys Division
6.1.2.2 Contact Person: RBS Lead Geodesist
6.1.3 Contact Position: Geodesist
6.1.4 Contact Address:
6.1.4.1 Address Type: mailing address
6.1.4.2 Address: 3838 Vogel Road L-41
6.1.4.3 City: Arnold
6.1.4.4 State or Province: Missouri
6.1.4.5 Postal Code: 63010-6238
6.1.4.6 Country: United States of America
6.1.5 Contact Voice Telephone: (314) 676-1235 or DSN 846-1235
6.1.9 Hours of Service: 0900-1500 Mon to Fri (Central Time)
6.3 Distribution Liability: TBD
6.4 Standard Order Process:
6.4.2 Digital Form:
6.4.2.2 Digital Transfer Option:
6.4.2.2.1 Online Option:
6.4.2.2.1.1 Computer Contact Information:
6.4.2.2.1.1.1 Network Address:
6.4.2.2.1.1.1.1 Network Resource Name: http://osis.nga.mil/gandg/control/rbs
6.5 Custom Order Process: Customers must contact the Identification Information Section Point of Contact. Customer must specify DoD code/IGB code.

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7.0 Metadata Reference Information:

7.1 Metadata Date: 1 December 1995
7.2 Metadata Review Date: 1 March 1998
7.3 Metadata Future Review Date: 1 March 1999
7.4 Metadata Contact:
7.4.1 Contact Person Primary:
7.4.1.1 Contact Person: RBS Lead Geodesist
7.4.1.2 Contact Organization: NGA Geodetic Surveys Division
7.4.3 Contact Position: Geodesist
7.4.4 Contact Address:
7.4.4.1 Address Type: mailing address
7.4.4.2 Address: 3838 Vogel Road L-41
7.4.4.3 City: Arnold
7.4.4.4 State or Province: Missouri
7.4.4.5 Postal Code: 63010-6238
7.4.4.6 Country: United States of America
7.4.5 Contact Voice Telephone: (314) 676-1235 or DSN 846-1235
7.4.7 Contact Facsimile Telephone: (314) 676-3172 or DSN 846-3172
7.4.8 Contact Electronic Mail: gandg@nga.mil
7.4.9 Hours of Service: 0900-1500 Mon to Fri (Central Time)
7.5 Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
7.6 Metadata Standard Version: June 8, 1994

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Point of Contact: Office of Geomatics, Geodetic Surveys Division
phone (314) 676-1245, DSN 846-1245
gandg@nga.mil

Document last modified April 29, 2013